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    Offering Baby Sleep Advice
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    sleepbabysleep posted:
    I see a lot desperate posts on here about sleep, so I thought I would reach out and offer my help. I am baby Sleep Consultant/Coach and Registered Nurse. I own a blog called Sleep Baby Sleep. I too had a HORRIBLE sleeper and to make a long story short, I now help other sleepless parents. Please visit my site, VioletSleepBabySleep.com I have tons of great information and articles about babies and sleep. Or just ask your questions on here. I would be more than happy to help. I still remember that feeling of exhaustion of being up all night with my baby. Being a parent is stressful enough, there's no reason you should be sleep deprived too. So let me know how I can help.
     
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    dianaj88 responded:
    Hi! I have a seven month old son who still wakes up at night to feed or to be rocked back to sleep. He wakes up every 3-4 hours at night. I put him to bed at 9pm after a sponge bath, a feed, a prayer and a story. Then he'd wake up at around 12 or 1am to feed and another at around 5 am. He wakes up for the day at around 8am. I know i'm not supposed to feed / rock him to sleep but that's the only way to get him back to sleep! otherwise, he'd cry his little lungs out and lose his voice. I tried that once! What else can I do to help him sleep through the night?
     
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    sleepbabysleep replied to dianaj88's response:
    I would recommend putting him down awake at bedtime, and after his middle of the night feeding. This will teach him to fall asleep on his own and without your help and hopefully eliminate the unnecessary wakings. This is a lot easier said than done because he will most likely fuss or cry when you lay him down so you will have to follow that up with some sleep training techniques. No, that doesn't mean you have to close the door and let him cry it out. There are plenty no tears methods. See if this article helps http://violet-sleepbabysleep.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-teach-your-baby-to-fall-asleep-independently.html
     
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